About the Center

The Florida State University Center for Couple & Family Therapy (CCFT) has a long and rich history. We are one of the oldest accredited couple and family therapy programs in the country.

The therapists at the CCFT have masters degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy or related fields and are trained doctoral students in the Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy Program. The CCFT provides high quality counseling services to the university and surrounding community. The fees for services are established based upon a sliding scale to allow access to quality treatment.

Our therapists provide skilled counseling from a relational perspective to individuals, couples, and families. Our therapists specialize in relationship education, premarital counseling, couple therapy, work and school related stress, parenting counseling and training, step-parenting and blended families counseling, communication and conflict resolution skill building, divorce and child custody issues, and grief and loss. We offer services to clients without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected group status. All counseling sessions are supervised by FSU faculty holding Approved Supervisor status from The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

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Research, Teaching and Training Facility

The Center is a research, teaching and training facility for doctoral students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. One or more clinical faculty individually supervises each student. All clinic supervisors have American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor status.

The clinical faculty conducts supervision, in accordance with COAMFTE guidelines, using a balanced mix of traditional live, videotaped, and case presentation supervision strategies with both individual therapists and with groups of therapists.

The audio-visual resources of the Center are state-of-the-art for both clinical supervision and process research. Each treatment room is equipped with cameras that feed into a standard and digital storage bank — which includes the Landros Play Analyzer System. (We can store, code, and immediately recall for supervision/research 23,000 hours of therapeutic interaction.) In addition, there are three computer stations available for the students therapists.